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Building a culture of safety at construction companies

by The Compliance Center (ICC)  (Mar. 1, 2010)

Multi-tasking has evolved from a talent to a necessity to maintain the pace of everyday productivity. Whether an employee is talking on a cell phone while working or not wearing his/her personal protective equipment, many workers have placed themselves and other at needless risk to save time or be more comfortable. The bottom line is that the ...

1 in 4 construction sites fail safety inspections

by Health and Safety Executive (UK)  (Apr. 5, 2010)

Nearly one in four of the construction sites visited by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) during March failed safety checks. Inspectors from HSE carried out checks at 2014 construction sites across Great Britain as part of an intensive inspection campaign aimed at reducing death and injury in one of Britain's most dangerous industries. ...

The National Safety Stand-down: Preventing Falls in Construction

by Intelex Technologies Inc.  (Jun. 9, 2014)

Last week over one million workers and 25,000 businesses took part in OSHA’s National Safety Stand-down to Prevent Falls in Construction. This was a voluntary event that encouraged employers across the country to speak with their employees about fall hazards and fall prevention measures. Falls are the leading cause of death in the ...

Safety Insider now offering construction safety courses in Spanish!

Safety Insider now offering construction safety courses in Spanish! Aprendalo en Espanol! Spanish- OSHA 10 Hour for Construction Spanish- Concrete and Masonry Spanish- Cranes and Rigging Spanish- Electrical Safety Spanish- Excavations Spanish- Fall Protection Spanish- Fire Protection Spanish- General Safety & Health ...

CDM Regulations - what next for construction health and safety?

by Altius Vendor Assessment Ltd.  (Jan. 20, 2014)

A major  overhaul of the CDM regulations is anticipated in  2014, but it is unlikely that it will come into force before April 2015.  The HSE are planning to hold a three month industry consultation period in 2014, with the following changes expected to be included. Removal of the CDM Co-ordinator role and bringing the functions ...

OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Nov. 6, 2012)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Nov. 27-30, 2012, in Washington, DC. ACCSH Work Groups will meet Nov. 27-28, and the full committee will meet Nov. 29-30. ...

Health and Safety Executive warning to construction industry after crane overturns

by Health and Safety Executive (UK)  (Sep. 11, 2008)

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) has warned the construction industry of the need to ensure that mobile crane operations are properly planned and supervised. The warning follows HSE’s prosecution of two construction companies after a 35 tonne truck mounted telescopic crane overturned, after one of the outriggers which support the crane sank ...

OSHA seeks nominations for members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Nov. 9, 2012)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration today announced that nominations are being accepted for eight new members to serve on the 15-member Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the ...

Newark construction company exposed workers to falls, safety hazards at Pennsylvania worksite

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jun. 17, 2015)

Employer Name and Location: Frame carpentry contractor Express Construction 3 Corp. is located at 64 Wright Street, 2nd Floor, in Newark, New Jersey. The investigation was conducted at The Mews at Liberty Village, a residential construction project in Coopersburg, Pennsylvania. Date Citations Issued: The U.S. Department of Labor's ...

OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Apr. 24, 2013)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health May 23-24, 2013, in Washington, D.C. ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the secretary of labor and assistant secretary ...

Construction workers to pause for safety stand down on fall hazards June 12 US Department of Labor`s OSHA, Builders Association, Construction Safety Council,

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jun. 11, 2013)

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration is partnering with the Builders Association, Construction Safety Council, the Chicago Area Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust, construction contractors and other safety and health organizations to sponsor a 30-minute safety stand down June 12 at ...

Workers at a Houston construction site exposed to excavation hazards SER Construction Partners fined $79,900 for three safety violations

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 23, 2015)

Employer name: SER Construction Partners Ltd. Site: Houston, Texas Date initiated: OSHA's Houston North Area Office began the investigation in January under the National Emphasis Program on Trenching and ...

OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Mar. 2, 2015)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health March 31-April 1, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The meeting will consider a draft proposal to revise OSHA's crane operator qualification requirement in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction ...

A quarter of Greater Manchester construction sites fail safety inspections

by Health and Safety Executive (UK)  (Mar. 15, 2010)

More than a quarter of the construction sites visited in Greater Manchester last week failed safety inspections. Health and Safety Executive (HSE) inspectors carried out checks at 163 construction sites in Manchester, Salford and Trafford during two days of intensive inspections. They issued a total of 56 enforcement notices at 42 sites, either ...

Government minister sees construction workers doing their bit for safety

by Health and Safety Executive (UK)  (Mar. 30, 2010)

The Government's health and safety minister saw first hand (26 March) how an Essex construction firm is improving safety on site by getting employees to play their part. Lord McKenzie, accompanied by Health and Safety Executive (HSE) Board Member Robin Dalhberg, visited construction workers and contractors for Higgins Construction at the Swan ...

OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Apr. 8, 2014)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health May 7-8, 2014, in Washington, D.C. Work groups will meet May 7 and the full committee will meet May 8. ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health ...

OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Nov. 26, 2009)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) Dec. 10-11, 2009, in Washington, D.C. The meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 10 and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 11 at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins ...

OSHA schedules special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Feb. 28, 2013)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health March 18, 2013, in Washington, D.C. ACCSH will consider a proposed rule to update OSHA's standard on accident prevention signs and tags in construction. The standard requires that signs and symbols be visible ...

Construction workers to pause for safety stand-down on fall hazards, Sept. 3

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Aug. 26, 2013)

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration is partnering with more than 300 employers and labor organizations to sponsor a safety stand-down Sept. 3 beginning at 11 a.m., at construction sites throughout Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska. The focus of the stand down is to raise awareness among employers ...

OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

by U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)  (Jul. 23, 2013)

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Aug. 22-23, 2013, in Washington, D.C. ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the secretary of labor and assistant secretary ...

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